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  •  I sure hope you are right! (2+ / 0-)
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    thanks for this perspective, I'm hoping that CPS has already done their job and that I need not worry.

    You can go almost anywhere you want if you just keep walking

    by tharu1 on Mon May 06, 2013 at 09:32:16 PM PDT

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    •  Keep an eye on it (12+ / 0-)

      but remember, if the kid won't make eye contact, that in itself might be a clue that he's autistic.  

      My sister in law's boy is autistic and I could see him in this situation.  Sometimes autistic kids react really badly to physical sensation such as fabric touching their skin, etc.  Sometimes the parent of an autistic kid can be so overwhelmed it's easier just to let the kid stay naked and not fight that battle.

      You are doing the right thing though by keeping an eye out.  Observe, report anything strange, and ask CPS to confirm with the parents if the kid is autistic.  

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Mon May 06, 2013 at 09:39:33 PM PDT

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      •  That sounds like good advice. (3+ / 0-)
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        if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

        by mrsgoo on Mon May 06, 2013 at 09:42:03 PM PDT

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    •  here's another thought - take a picnic lunch near (2+ / 0-)
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      tharu1, ivorybill

      the property - and a book- and watch to see if there is a lot of "traffic" going onto the property - if something is amiss, you will most likely see many "visitors" coming and going.  if not, then it may be as the police have said - a special kid who hates clothes.

      consider yourself an investigative reporter - copy licenses down and see if any pop up as repeat sex offenders.

      this way, you won't put the child at risk - but you can look to see if he needs more protection from those who misuse children.

      good luck - i share your concern - this child is at risk by being in a position of vulnerability - especially if he is special needs.  i would be alarmed, too.

      to protect yourself, let the authorities know that you are going to spend some time in the area to see if there is unusual traffic coming and going.

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:07:55 AM PDT

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      •  thanks Edrie, but I think I'll stay away... (5+ / 0-)

        I've already been suspected in this diary of "staring at the nude kid". I am not an investigative reporter, I am just a person who sometimes rides their bike/walks the dog through this valley and red flags went up that this kid might be neglected/abused.

        You can go almost anywhere you want if you just keep walking

        by tharu1 on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:22:31 AM PDT

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        •  thank you for caring about that child. (2+ / 0-)
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          ivorybill, tharu1

          i've worked in a day care center in hell's kitchen in ny years ago - i've seen abused kids and their amazing ability to survive and cope.

          the kids come first - don't let the comments (yes, i read them and they are ridiculous, imho) bother you.  you came from the heart and you care about kids.

          let's hope and pray this little one makes it safely to adulthood.

          EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

          by edrie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 01:09:35 PM PDT

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